Sister Aimee by Daniel Mark Epstein
The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson

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A thought-provoking portrait of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson describes her youth, her ministry, and the scandals that nearly destroyed her. 15,000 first printing.
 

About Daniel Mark Epstein

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Daniel Mark Epstein is the author of more than fifteen b Daniel Mark Epstein is the author of more than fifteen books of poetry, biography, and history, including "Lincoln aooks of poetry, biography, and history, including "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington", which rnd Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington", which received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts aeceived an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and "The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage". His nd Letters, and "The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage". His work has appeared in "The Atlantic", "The New Yorker", and "work has appeared in "The Atlantic", "The New Yorker", and "The New Republic". He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. The New Republic". He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Published March 1, 1993 by Harcourt. 475 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author seems to have gathered every scrap of material on McPherson, including such odd items as her surreptitious friendship with atheist Charlie Chaplin and her kind words to a teenaged Anthony Quinn, who played saxophone at her Temple.

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A sensational biography of the celebrated early 20th-century evangelist.

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At the height of her fame, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) could draw 5000 enthusiastic followers to her Los Angeles Angelus Temple to hear her charismatic preaching and to watch lavish reenactments of biblical scenes.

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